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that you have to assume it is a real gun and be cautious. >> reporter: a spokesperson for alexandria city public schools tells news4 the school did investigate on their own last night. she said they tried to get ahold of the students' parents when they couldn't they planned to wait for him at school this morning. that's when they called the police. jolene picked up her two kids after reading an e-mail from the school system she was than worried. >> a child on the bus with a gun, that's all i saw, right? then when it said it was a toy gun, obviously i felt better about it. >> i felt totally safe when the kids were here. it is more of a question of what happened yesterday and how sit being handled? >> reporter: as for the 10-year-old boy we are told he was taken from the school this morning to juvenile intake and police tell us that they did not handcuff him during that incident. he has been suspended from the school and he could be expelled. in alexandria, i'm david culver, news4. >>> got a little warmer out there today, doug. should we get used this or what? >> i will say yes, jim. you ca
the worst of it up to 12-18 inches. okay city and kansas city you could actually be on the borderline of 18 inches of snow. we have winter weather advisories posted from texas up to the great lakes. blizzard conditions which will continue into the overnight hours with winds in excess of 50 miles an hour making travel impossible in the area. some of the snowfall, 6-12 and 18 inches is out of the question. and we have tornado watches along the gulf coast with possibility throughout the evening into the overnight. >> shep: bearer of good news. thanks. >> kansas city, missouri. mayor declared a state of emergency. they got ten inches of snow last week and they are prepared for another foot or more. mike tobin in kansas city tonight. >> reporter: you can see where they have big piles of snow and ready to take on some more. typical with live television, snowplows just pulled out right now about 200 snowplows working the roads trying to stay ahead of the storm. it didn't go so well for them last time. so many citizens got out in their cars and got stuck. the snowplows couldn't work around them and
city. 100,000 homes and businesses lost power and dean reynolds has more. >> reporter: kansas city was buried for the second time a week. a blizzard so bad the plows got stuck. wind gusts in places reached 70 miles an hour and damaged buildings. amarillo was digging out of a one-day record on monday when 19 inches of snow fell there. wichita set a new record for the month. while two inches an hour fell on peoria. flights were canceled and passengers stranded across the nation's mid-section. but alternatives to air were perilous. whiteouts and two-foot drifts stranded cars and trucks and closed parts of an interstate in texas. at roadco transportation services in cicero, illinois they tracked the storm's impact on their trucks and the 80,000 pounds of cargo they carry. >> let me go work on that. >> reporter: bob adelman runs the business. >> on a normal day we'll send out anywhere from ten to 15 loads. today we'll probably send out five. >> reporter: a load being a truck? >> yes. >> reporter: but with the storm roaring in from the west caution is called for. nobody's going west toda
for america's third largest city. >> a report in drop in taliban attacks was wrong. now officials say there was no drop in taliban violence at all. a hot air balloon exploded in a fire ball a thousand feet above the ground, and crashed and killed more than a dozen tourists. we'll talk to a photographer who took pictures and saw it all. it's all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. >>> first in new york city, the monster snowstorm plowing across midwest is speeding toward chicago, set to hit during the height of the evening rush. dumped snow? kansas and missouri. parts of tax got more than 19 inches. shattering a robert that -- a record that went back to 1893. in oklahoma, the piles of snow collapsed a roof, killing somebody. but the snow is just have the threat. the snow packed winds topping hurricane screen. fueling a fire in texas that killed mother and her twin toddlers. other man in kansas when his suv flipped in texas they called in the national guard to then strand drivers. >> let's begin with mike tone bin who -- tobin who is in kansas city. >> locks like the worst i
and their chance to becoming productive americans and especially the very, very young. the teenagers and the inner-city dwellers. it is a loping-term disability that they are creating here. we must grow a heck of a lot faster to bring this problem back under control. it's just not happening. known of the data really indicate rapid resurgence in economic growth. that's when we need. >> you talk about growth. we know that the gdp for the last quarter was not good, it's in negative territory. what exactly, when we seesay gdp, what does that mean, why should they be concerned? >> on the gdp numbers, that's total gross product of the united states. when it declines, it means our country is shrinking, even though our population is expanding, which means that the income per capita of our citizens is declining. when you compare this period to when reagan was president in 1983 and 1984, our growth rates were in the range of 7 1/2% on average the first four quarters of '83 and it extended through bill clinton. we are going to lose a lot. you know, these people are a precious natural resource. you can't get back
270 flights in and out of the city have already been canceled this morning. be aware of that. the winter weather is snarling traffic across missouri now. hundreds of accidents have been reported. the storm is forcing partial closing of interstate 70 and 64. claudia cowan is live from kansas city, missouri, with more for us now. claudia? >> reporter: well, jenna, the snowstorm has pretty much moved on but it is still a snow day for the kids and tough going out on the roads. not so much on the main highways or the city streets like this one here in downtown kansas city, but more in the residential neighborhoods and on the side streets where the plows really haven't had a chance to get in there and push all of the snow out of the way. as you mention the roads were an icy mess throughout the region yesterday. a lot of slipping and sliding. not a lot of serious crashes because people were out on the road and poor visibility made it hard for drivers to go very fast. those out and about today need to be careful especially if the streets are lined with the large snowdrifts. they migh
this hour at a restaurant. one person was killed in kansas city, missouri, in that accident. we have learned that the company laying cable prior to the explosion at jj's restaurant didn't have a proper permit for excavation. the permit violation carries a $500,000 fine and maybe up to six months of jail. authorities still don't know what actually caused the gas to ignite. to say it again, somebody was killed. >> it has been 571 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? by looking at washington, not much. four days until forced spending cuts going into effect, and the dow posted its worst day of the year, 20down 216 points. >> our fourth story "outfront," accusations of sex, blackmail, and abuse. the vatican is in total damage role. two papers claim pope benedict's health is not the reason he's stepping down. they say a top secret reports that he's stepping down because some priests are being blackmailed by male prostitutes. the povatican denies it. out front, barbie from rome, and raymond arroyo. really appreciate both of your taking the time. barbie,
'll ask new york city mayor's michael bloomberg if he'll run for president in 2016. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin today with the rally on wall street. major gains that can affect your retirement savings and more. dow jones industrials completely erased a steep drop earlier in the week. let's go live to felicia taylor in new york. what happened, felicia? >> ben bernanke in his testimony in washington basically saying that we are going to see quantitative easing through 2016. that's what the market is focused on. yes, we've got better than expected numbers on manufacturing and home sales but when they heard that ben bernanke still believes we aren't going to see unemployment drop to 6.5% until 2016, that means stimulus measures are going to be in place and that's what wall street wants to hear. wo wolf? >> the 14,060, the market had collapsed in 2009, as all of us know, because of the housing crisis. it was down at one point well below 7,000, approaching 6500 and now it's more than doubled. it's a pretty dramatic comeback. >> absolutely. no question about
will replace him. following developments live from vatican city. what have be learned in the news conference? >> reporter: good morning, john. in fact, father frederico lombardi is holding the news conference, and providing a few details. not a whole lot new. a few bits of information that are helping us to figure out what is going to happen here in the next few days. one of the things he said is that as you mentioned that there was no specific illness involved in the pope's decision to resign. he did say that the pope had had his pacemaker battery replaced recently. a normal operation, no problems. some of the italian press speculating that perhaps there was a problem with that operation. and another thing that they talked about was the idea that the pope's last general audience will be wednesday, the 27th of february and that will be the last big public audience before he resigned on the 28th, and i -- i'm willing to bet -- this is just speculation on my part, that most of the college of cardinals will want to be here for that. a chance to have a sendoff for the pope, a very public sendoff
a thousand feet to the ground, 19 tourists killed. they were soaring over the ancient egyptian city at sunrise when the balloon caught fire blew up and came crashing down. of course, we have not independently verified this video's authenticity. well, a photographer who was in another balloon at the time says it's the real thing. he took this picture of the balloon before it crashed. it's the one on the right. today on "studio b" he told me what happened next. >> i hear a loud explosion. i turn around. and see a lot of smoke. i said to the person standing next to me i hope that wasn't a balloon. frankly, we wouldn't even have managed that it could be. too loud, too close to the ground and as our balloon sat down our pilot said well, this hasn't happened in a long time. and then we knew something really bad occurred. >> shepard: something very bad indeed. experts say this looks to them like the deadliest balloon crash ever. the victims were from europe and asia. there were no americans on board. leland vittert on fox top story in our middle east newsroom. what are investigators saying
money magazine. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> the u.n. calling an emergency meeting issuing a strong condemnation and promising to do more. the reason, north korea detonated a nuclear bomb overnight. keep in mind this is the north's third underground test, and really it is the most powerful yet. we're talking about roughly half the strength of the bomb that dropped on hiroshima in world war ii. >> translator: this nuclear test was conducted as a realistic response to protecting the safety and sovereignty of our country against the intrusion of the united
. the first thing i ever did politically was in 1993, lead a tax revolt, pensacola city hall tried to raise taxes by 65%. and they tried -- if we don't raise taxes 65%, this was right after the clinton tax increases and the state. and i was saying this is going to be devastating for our economic development. well, the city -- every city councilman got up there and councilwoman saying we don't get 65% tax increase, the firefighters aren't going to be able to come and rescue your little doggy from the tree. when your children are going to walk down streets that aren't going to be -- and they went on and on, tumbleweeds are going to be rolling -- guess what? we killed the tax increase. you know what happened? they gave their 11 city managers a 35% pay raise the next week. how many times -- why do i bring that up? it ain't just pensacola. every time americans hear politicians on any level saying, you know, we've got to spend more money, or else the world comes to an end. they just don't believe it anymore. >> i have a list of the national horrors that are going to occur when sequestration takes
of privacy he will have now. want to go live to vatican city inside of rome, italy, where father jonathan morris, fox news religion contributor. he is live in the vatican. that is place where he spent many years working. father, hello to you. explain the message from the pontiff today. >> sure, bill. the whole issue of his privacy that he brought up is very interesting pause it is true that he was saying, after i retire, right, coming up tomorrow as you said at 8:00 p.m. rome time, i'm not just going to be a private citizen of the world anymore where i can go as he said and give conferences or talks. he said, no, i will always be the one who was pope. it is now pope emeritus. he said the way he will be a pope emeritus by being in a monastery and convent, making reference to st. benedict, who was a monk. he said that is the type of life i will lead. quiet in prayer, doing service to the church, instead of going back to be what he was before he became pope. very interesting. there will not be a pope making commentary on the new pope, words and actions. bill: i think when we think about his
communities, rural communities, big cities. there are things they know will make sense. it's what we have proposed. >> reporter: the president is getting help today in the form of an ad put out by a group funded by michael bloomberg. this is an ad that is going to air exclusively in the washington, d.c. mark up. it will be seen by politicians and the president who live in this community. it has a message they hope will grab the attention of the people across the country. it is narrated by children. take a listen. >> the nra once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show, no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do this. >> reporter: that's wayne lapierre in 1999. he, of course, is basically the chief voice of the nra still today. he was on fox news sunday, this morning. he was indicating his opposition to universal background checks. obviously. it's not what he said in 1999. his fear is there would be a gun registry and the government would insert itself in what should be a priv
was inside. he went off with his lawyers to a meeting with officials in the city, which bail terms we have learned has changed. instead of going to a police station twice a week until this is trial in june a corrections officer will come here once a week. it could be argued that is a better checkup on him, still it saves oscar pistorius a few trips. meanwhile folks here are talking about another twist we learned about in the case. his brother carl faces the equivalent of involuntary manslaughter charge. according to the police he was involved in an accident in 2008 in which a woman smokis motorcyclist was killed. he had a day in court as his brother was in court on the charge of killing reeva steenkamp. one more strange twist in this matter. it turns out that the aunt of oscar pistorius, get ready for this. is a top murder profiler in south africa. she used to work with the south african police, now she is on her own. the speculation here is, jenna, that she won't be officially involved in this case. back to you. jenna: some interesting dynamics there. greg palkot live in south africa. gre
's an on for to welcome president obama home. like every major city, chicago faces two challenges, the strength of our school and the safety of our streets. our streets will only be as safe as our schools are strong, and our families are sound. after decades of debate, our children now have a full school day and a full school year, equal to the measure of their potential. we have created five new high schools, partnered with major tech companies, to educate students. all the way to a community college degree and focus on science and technology and math and engineering. just like the one the president mentioned in new york, in his state of the union address. new york has one, chicago has five, but who's counting? the reforms we have brought to early childhood education and our community colleges and our college to career program, aligned with the president's agenda as he laid it out in the state of the union address. for our children, to live up to their potential, we have to live up to our obligations to them with greater investment in after-school programs, job training, as well as mentoring programs
international problem city was not part of the larger part. >> may have some into that equates one of the oddities of the white paper and i think it's a very ripe area to follow-up is exactly what work the word imminent is doing. it's not clear from reading the white paper whether the word imminent is in his tent to get over domestic constitutional hurdles, whether it comes to international law or whether it is an attempt to get around domestic criminal prohibitions as an affirmative defense in criminal prohibitions or whether it flows and some other neat. it's simply there is an apparently self-imposed complain and it's not clear what legal problem it's designed to solve. some of the questions you asked would be different depending what were the word imminent is doing. i talk about this in my written statement, but it's an area with this committee pushing the administration's clarification. >> thank you and a thank you, mr. chairman. >> the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. komar for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. this is an exceedingly tough it. we appreci
of the biggest snowstorms, perhaps the top five snowstorm in wichita, kansas. missouri, kansas city, to be act, the roads have been treacherous. seeing a lot of snow and ice and it's the ice accumulation that's going to be an issue, as well. some areas across southern missouri and in to the mississippi river valley could end up with about a quarter of an inch up to a half of an inch of ice so the storm is going to slowly spread eastward. ohio river valley is next on the target path for this storm and we're also seeing tornado watches in parts of louisiana. so it's not affecting the northeast right now. transforming in to a different storm getting here and this is a big storm for today and tomorrow, too. >> all right. dylan, thank you so much. >>> and now it is my turn to forecast the weather. the freeze-out is stretching east to washington where both parties blame each other for the storm but this isn't your typical blizzard. worst, it's a sequester storm. sad. so we give you the sequester standoff. >> oh. >> we are just eight days away from the deadline to stop it and with lawmakers focusing
enacting that change. the city of killmichael in mississippi realized blacks were the majority of the population, they decided to cancel the election. the justice department said you have to continue holding elections. the towne elected their first african-american mayor and three aldermen. it's all the work of section v. it stops the discrimination before it's implemented. >> when chief justice roberts asked the attorneys today which states, theoretically have a better record, he came up with a record of mississippi having a better record than massachusetts. what is the back story there? >> the record he's referring to is registration comparing whites and blacks and turnout between whites and blacks. this is not 1965. the only indicators of voting discrimination are not voting registration and turnout. i described polling place changes. a city in shelby county, the party bringing the case, the jurisdiction decided to reduce the black population from 70% to 29%. it's not about registration or turnout. it's voting discrimination using redistricting, cancelling elections. that da
powerful. police juries, county commissions, city councils, people all over the country. >> at the same time the voting rights act was being challenged at the supreme court today, up on capitol hill the work of rosa parks was being honored. there it is. a statue of parks will sit in statutory hall. best place to be. the first statue committed by congress in 140 years actually. president obama paid tribute to rosa parks. let's listen to the president. >> rosa parks' single act of disobedience launched a movement. the tired feet of those who walked the dusty roads of montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. it is because of these men and women that i stand here today. >> well, her statue will be there forever now. >> it will be and it should be. we can't forget where we came from. we've been on a long struggle in this country to try and have racial equality, live up to our promise. the voting rights act is one of the key things that helped us get to where we are. let's not stop now. >> gene? >> i can't put it better than that. >> thanks for joining us. >>> comi
states and mere days after it produced a outrageous video of a missile attack on new york city. just to remind you, we have 30,000 u.s. troops protecting south korea on the demilitarized zone between the north and the south. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live at the state department. james, this is chock-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthel. the u.n. security council in new york just wrapped up an emergency session on this matter. they produced words of condemnation. nothing binding today. u.n. ambassador susan rice was asked earlier if the council would deliver a firm response? her response to the we'll do thl drill. north korea, these provocations do not make north korea more secure. president obama added, in that statement, that he released early this morning. far from achieving its stated goal of becoming a strong and prosperous nation north korea increasingly isolated and impoverished its people through it's ill-advised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. however the regime of kim jong-un already vowed second and third measur
business as usual in washington, and this is taking business as usual to new heights in this city. >> before we get to the colloquy between and you the governor, i want to bring in bill burton because, bill, you ran -- or were a senior advisor, i think is the official title, for the president's super pact, priorities usa action. numerous times during the campaign season we talked about how you did not want to have that job. you hoped that -- anymore. you hoped that super pacts would be regulated out of existence one day, and yet, the president is re-elected and this is where he is planting his flag. not for campaign finance reform, but effectively auctioning off access to the oval office to high donors. >> when he calls it inexplicable that the president would have some group that helps to advance his legislative agenda, if you look at what happened in the first term, just take health care, for example. $100 million was spent by the opponents of health care reform to try to stop it and to try to shape it in a way that was not beneficial to how it should work for the american peopl
murders, has barricaded himself in a cabin in the big bear lake area, 80 miles east of the city. when police showed up, gunfire broke out. ey received information from the person reporting that the stolen vehicle was stolen by an individual that appeared to be very similar to christopher dorner. immediately we conducted a ground and air search for this vehicle. they were able to locate it at highway 38 and glass roads where the suspect in the vehicle fled into the forest. shortly thereafter, this individual barricaded himself in one of the cabins there and an exchange of gun fire occurred. during that exchange of gun fire, two officers were injured. >> sreenivasan: we get more from public radio. the reporter spoke to us a short while ago from the scene of the activity. frank, thanks for joining us. bring us up to speed. what happened today? >> well, it was in the early afternoon that a police got reports of a truck being commandeered in the big bear area. now, this suspect's truck had been found there a few days earlier burned out. this truck that he was driving apparently commandeere
support for the nra is steady. it's about 42%. meantime new york city's mayor michael bloomberg who has been fighting the nra is on capitol hill today. millions of dollars from his super pac helped stop an nra backed candidate in the democratic primary to replace former congressman jesse jackson jr. what is your sense manu? how much influence could bloomberg have on the hill and what role might he play in this? >> i think he has a lot of influence and last night's race in the house district in chicago was very important in that regard. that was one democratic district in a democratic urban area. when you're talking about bloomberg's influence among a lot of red state democrats in arkansas, alaska, louisiana, states in which senators will have key votes on gun control, but who are very close to the nra, who are opposed to tighter regulations, that support from bloomberg or his influence is not as strong. so he has a lot of influence among members who are close to him on the gun control issue but democrats from rural state is not so much. >> and we just talked with karen about how the atm
's office, attorney general eric holder, to just in my city alone, the city of houston, to report 15 voter abuse cases. without the preclearance where would we be? or the proposal to eliminate the independent school district board of trustees, over a school district that has worked hard to survive, will be subjected to the preclearance to determine whether not only the students will be denied their right to learn in a school district they love and is fighting for their education, but that elected persons will be denied the right to serve and others denied the right to vote for them. the voting rights act protects all voters. it gives them all the right to vote, one vote one person. shelby county has raised the issue they should not be subjected to preclearance. they are beyond that. the district court, federal court decided in washington, d.c., that they were wrong. that preclearance is constitutional. and we know that well because about -- because when we had the privilege of re-authorizing section 5 in 2006, building on the leadership of my predecessor, the honorable barbara jordan, who
. our next caller from jersey city, new jersey. caller: good evening. i just wanted to make a comment. i do think that this whole issue is very much an interesting issue. i do think it is a bit exaggerated. the thing is, things do happen. the whole talk about america's life expectancy may be lower than the other developed countries -- but i think unless we come up with innovative ways to bring it better met, alleviation for the health crisis, only thereafter we can really think about all of the solutions. i guess we are just beating around the bush, as they say. host: avoiding what, exactly? caller: talking about the -- not really the solutions. what to do exactly. host: you would like to hear more recommendations? caller: absolutely. guest: the caller makes a good point. the third part of our report is all about recommendations. we feel that because of the gravity of our findings, our society, our country, our state and local communities really need to do something about this. we get into some detail about what we need to do. it is a call for action. host: tell us about the amount of mo
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